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Sunday 20 January 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Myers Rd, Pentland Hills VIC 3341, Australia
Werribee Gorge State Park.
$75 - 149
This hike explores the length of the Werribee Gorge by following a disused water channel built around 1926 to supply irrigation to the local area, then leading up over escarpments before plunging back along the river bed itself.
Although a challenging walk at Grade 4, we can honestly say it is also one of the most rewarding day walks you will do. There is a tiny bit of rock hopping, and for the true adventurer in you we scale over a river holding onto a chain for support. This may seem daunting but your sense of accomplishment at the end will outweigh any doubts you may have!
Walking through a disused water channel, the trail hugs cliff faces until we reach Needles Beach, where will stop for a well deserved, and very yummy treat of scones, tea and coffee.
After the walk and lunch test your fears and join us on the other side of the Gorge to try rock climbing and tick off another great activity from your adventure list. – the walk and climb can be done together or separately.
- Nutritious, Healthy Lunch
- Healthy Snacks
- Amazing scenery & wildlife
- Experienced and qualified guides
- First aid & insurance.
Does not include
- Transport to Werribee
- Items of a personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages (some may be provided)
What to Expect
This walk will challenge you in new ways if you are feeling comfortable with a grade 2, or even 3, walk. This is definitely one of the best shorter walks we do at Take Shape Adventures, and we are very excited to be sharing it with our community!
From Melbourne, take the Western Freeway past Bacchus Marsh and take the Pentland Hills Road exit. Look out for and follow the brown ‘Werribee Gorge State Park’ signs from the Highway.
You can also get there via the Iron-bark Road (Ballan-Ingliston Road) from Bacchus Marsh. The drive is approximately 1 hour from Melbourne’s CBD.
What to bring
- Large drink bottle, or two normal drink bottles on a hot day.
- A small backpack
- Medication, camera etc
- Hat, or beanie
- Sturdy walking boots or trail shoes or runners.
- Walking clothes, we generally recommend shorts or light pants with layers for your upper body.